Flush: a biography; with Elizabeth Barrett-Browning's poem (Aziloth Books)

Flush: a biography; with Elizabeth Barrett-Browning's poem (Aziloth Books)

by Virginia Woolf




'Virginia Woolf is renowned for such avant-garde novels as 'The Hours, 'The Waves' and her gender-swapping masterpiece, 'Orlando'. Never one to shun innovation, in 1933 she took on a new challenge: to create a completely new genre and write the world's first biography of a dog.

'Flush' tells the story of a young red cocker spaniel that becomes the pet of the celebrated poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. But his new mistress suffers from constant ill health, and Flush is forced to exchange the rural life he loves for a staid, urban existence as the house-pet of an invalid. Woolf uses the anthropomorphic style of the novel to great effect, giving the reader a dog's-eye-view of humanity and its foibles, as well as musing on such larger themes as friendship and the nature of freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909735651
Publisher: Aziloth Books
Publication date: 10/27/2014
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Virginia Woolf (1882¿1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels. Her best-known books include the novels Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and Orlando, and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own.

Date of Birth:

January 25, 1882

Date of Death:

March 28, 1941

Place of Birth:


Place of Death:

Sussex, England


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